Charles Mason wins AMI award

Technical director of the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) Charles Mason has received the Robin Irish Award from the Association of Meat Inspectors (AMI).

The annual award, for outstanding contributions to the AMI, was presented by the association’s president Archie Anderson at Harper Adams University College.

The award is given each year in memory of AMI founding member Robin Irish.

Mason has already attended 26 AMI annual seminars, presenting a paper at seven of them.

The HSA is an independent charity, recognised for promoting scientific, technical and educational advances to improve the welfare of food animals worldwide.

Its work includes researching, refining and demonstrating humane slaughter methods, publishing material such as guidelines, best practice, books and videos, funding research projects, and the development of equipment.

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